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Saturday 15th July 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 GARGANEY, 6 Teal, 7j+5j Tufted Duck, 1a+2j AVOCET, 4a+5j Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1a+1j Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2s Reed Warbler, 4s Sedge Warbler (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 32 Teal, 1 BITTERN, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Greenshank, 2 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, c.1000 Swift, 4 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – High St – 1 Buzzard N @ 16:55hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 2+ HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1a+1j Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 1+ Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3+ Common Tern, 6+ NIGHTJAR, 1 Barn Owl, 1a+js Tawny Owl, 1j WOODLARK, 2m Stonechat (Chip Rhodes and John Robinson, Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1a/f+3j MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern (2NW); c25 Swift, c70 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Pied wagtail (Richard Scott, Mick Bellas, Darren Wozencroft and Sue Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WILSIC AREA (SK5695 S) – 1 MARSH HARRIER and 6 (1p+1p+2j) SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Keith Rich)

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

Migfest 2017 (8th – 10th September) Tickets go on sale on 29th May and can be obtained via the Migfest website at http://spurnmigfest.com/ or by phone from the BTO on 01842 750050

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain until midday; then cloudy/overcast with bright intervals thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent until mid-afternoon with a period of good from 10am until noon. Temperatures: +12.8°C to +12.9°C to +12.7°C to +15.5°C to +15.0°C to 21.8°C to 18.9°C. Wind: very light until 8am, then light until 3pm; variable in direction but wholly from SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1021hPa-1017hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: an upper warm front moved NNE over or close to the District during the afternoon followed by an ordinary warm front during the late afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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